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of instructive closure. i was with him in aca aca laska- he gave one of the most amazing tributes i had ever heard. i made him promise that he would teach me how to speak like that. [laughter] he said, what do you mean, chaplain? i said i want your eloquence of diction, i want your brilliance of metaphor, i want your poetry of imagination, and he smiled and dis missed my request. i had the opportunity of reminding him at walter reid that he still had unfinished work to do with me, please. i still need your help. i was blessed to be able to hold his hand. i was blessed to be able to recite the scriptures, and the last passage that i recited before he transitioned from time in to eternity, is the passage with words that have been whispered by more people in trouble, spoken in more hospital rooms, uttered by more dying lips, and than perhaps any other words in scripture. the 23rd osama bin laden. i-- psalm was standing bind you. the lord is my shepard, i shall not want. he makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul. he leads me in the path of right
't aca republican offer to cappadocians and bring in a lot more money? why are they insisting on actual rate increase although the other side hates the rate increase worse? >> the democrats are convinced they win the election white house because they want the top rate to go higher. that is a concession that is mandatory for political cosmetic reasons. dennis: are you at all concerned john boehner has made this new concession, let's lift rates without still anything in the way of specific spending cuts, does that bother you? >> there has to be a change, more names i medicare recipients and there probably is going to be out in the distance higher eligibility age may be going up by two years. he has to sell it to his caucus. i would be a little surprised they announced a final deal in the next half an hour because he has to meet with his troops. a lot of them will have to swallow hard to raise rates. dennis: republicans seem to be getting all the blame if we go over the cliff. what you can do two or three most important things to avoid, what do you have to fix ahead of time? >> you have to
will get even higher. >> but that is the point now that you have the aca that you can have this discussion in a way that was much harder to have before. it is really saying for those who are able to continue working, can we begin to reorient the expectation for the next generation, which is what we're talking about, recognizing that for people who are in that pre now pre-medicare age, they will no longer have to postpone taking care of health care because they, in fact, have an option. so it is why this discussion takes on a whole different tone as a result of the affordable care act having passed. >> i mean, i would say we have options, but we don't know if they're affordable options, and that's really the big difference. >> al milliken, am media. what can we learn from other countries? i'm wondering if any of you have studied the health benefit programs elsewhere, and do any have comparable insurance programs, and what has been the experience in other nations? >> most of them are struggling mightily with the promises they have made which encourage people to retire even earlier than they
their own extremist needs. last week we designated on the front of the ail yes, sir of aca i which is already listed as a foreign terrorist terrorist organization. as they try to wrap themselves in the legitimate sei of the we called it a warning to support the opposition to the syrian people and not help the terrorist group. to add to the list of new challenges, in west africa the loosely organized of collection of factions who have some ties to -- public sympathy. the number in sophistication to the attacks increasing and while the group focusing principally on local nigeria issues -- iranian revolutionary guard and teheran's ally hezbollah. in addition to the critical support that hezbollah are providing for serious assad regime, over the past year, there's been a significant escalation in iranian-backed terrorism. hezbollah's activity has reached an tempo unseen since the 1990s with the attacks plottedded in southeast asia, europe, and calf with a. it appears they carried out an attack in bull gear ya with the airport bombing in july. the forces saw to attack in georgia, india,
will lose access to critical health services covered in the a.c.a. like cancer screenings. and the last step is to go after another favorite g.o.p. target and that's social security. house republicans have only one to protect and that's the wealthiest americans. it couldn't be more obvious. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. ryan: i yield three minutes to the chairman of the commerce committee, mr. upton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan. up up -- mr. upton: we work to get our $16 trillion national debt under control and we put us on a path towards a more solemn fiscal future. the spending reduction act of 2012, we identified key areas to reduce spending to replace the sequester and without this thoughtful balanced package of savings, in two weeks, the sequester is going to cut discretionary spending while shielding the lion's share of the government's budget from reduction. critical priorities such as important cancer research at the n.i.h. and review of budget
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